I have been part of Alateen for five years, and I am extremely grateful for that. I have met tons of amazing people who are going through the exact same things I am, and together we get through it. My Alateen group has helped me learn how to cope with my feelings and not blame the alcoholic in my life. One of my favorite sayings I learned in Alateen is that, when it comes to the disease of alcoholism, I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it, and I can’t cure it. I am extremely thankful for everything this program has done for me.